Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Median pay for Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States is around $62K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Environmental Protection Specialists (62 percent) who took the survey are men. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,943 - $114,355
MEDIAN: $62,339

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$42,107 - $115,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.


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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Environmental Protection Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $52K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $61K. Environmental Protection Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $98K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%